Newman, longtime KTLA biz reporter, dies at 87

Chris Roush

Chris Roush is the dean of the School of Communications at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. He was previously Walter E. Hussman Sr. Distinguished Professor in business journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill. He is a former business journalist for Bloomberg News, Businessweek, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. He is the author of the leading business reporting textbook "Show me the Money: Writing Business and Economics Stories for Mass Communication" and "Thinking Things Over," a biography of former Wall Street Journal editor Vermont Royster.

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  1. Gene Inger says:

    My sincere condolences on Jim Newman’s passing. I had the pleasure of anchoring the Nation’s first Financial TV Channel in Los Angeles; and Jim was my news guy and often interviewed me about the markets and economy. Although not mentioned in this obituary; KWHY-Channel 22 was the first in 1969; and Jim was also on KFWB radio (we were both on KTLA at times). We lost touch as I moved to the East Coast, CNBC and now internet analysis. I feel like the last survivor of the early days; and hearing of Jim’s passing is a reminder of the transition of business journalism. He was a fine and respected colleague. RIP.

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